I’m always saying “Glad to’ve met you” to somebody I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.
– J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye. Chapter 12. So Holden is a bit of a phony himself sometimes, though he doesn’t like faking it. But society, he says, forces a person to be false as a means of survival.